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Are We There Yet? Court Delays Slow Background Screening for Employers

We’ve noticed a trend as of late when it comes to criminal background checks that contain records and even worse, “possible records”: It is taking longer and longer to verify this information. This in turn, slows down the employer’s hiring process.

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Facebook and Privacy: The Courts Weigh In

This Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine feature article written by EmployeeScreenIQ's Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Preston, examines two recent court cases which addressed Facebook and privacy expectations and how they impact employers.

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When State Law Leads You to Violate EEOC Guidance: Now We've Got a Party

One recurring question from clients is this: what do you do when a state law requires a criminal background check? Do you follow the state law, or the guidance?

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7 Do's & Don’ts of Background Screening with Social Media

EmployeeScreenIQ’s latest article, “Screening Job Candidates via Social Media: Reckless Practice or Savvy Strategy?” takes on this timely topic and offers you invaluable insights into three key areas of legal risk that accompany the use of these sites.

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Internal Retail Theft Databases Under Scrutiny

The database called out by the New York Times is unique. It is not used in a traditional employment background check—it is a proprietary tool called Esteem that is owned by a private company and was built by contributions from the retailers themselves. It does not contain information from the public record—its made up of self-reported incidents that are usually collected by a store’s loss prevention team.

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2013 Employment Screening Practices & Trends Survey Results

This report shares the findings of EmployeeScreenIQ’s fourth annual survey of 992 U.S.-based human resource professionals regarding their use of employment background checks.

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992 Heads Are Better Than One: 2013 Survey Results Webinar

EmployeeScreenIQ polled nearly 1,000 HR professionals to uncover how screening practices within their organizations have evolved in order to incorporate these new regulations into their program while balancing the need to protect their company. Hear the results of this survey and benchmark our findings with your policies and practices.

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Selecting A Background Screening Provider: What Really Matters? (Webinar)

Whether you’re seeking a new provider, conducting due diligence on your current provider or have never used background screening before, our expert panelists will explore the five questions you need to ask about your screening provider. I’ll be joined by our experts, Nikki Handy from Eli Lilly and Company, Darby James of Superior Energy Services, and EmployeeScreenIQ’s Kevin Bachman who will show you what you need to know to successfully evaluate, solicit and select the right screening company for your organization.

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5 Essentials for Effective Evaluation of Background Screening Providers

Our free white paper and pre-recorded webinar explore the five fundamental questions you MUST ask whether you’re seeking a new provider, conducting due diligence on your current provider or you have never used background screening before.

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BTW January 2013: Information Outlaws: Reining in Data Brokers

In some corners, data collection has become the Wild, Wild, West: unruly and unregulated. Well, not anymore. As 2012 drew to a close, two federal agencies made it clear that they intend to continue their focus on web-based information providers—so-called “data brokers.”

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